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Moving From Dubai To France

Moving From Dubai To France

Moving From Dubai To France

France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages, and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre, and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theatre, and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.

Moving from one country to another in search of or to avail of better opportunities is an exciting and turning point of life but at the same time it is hectic energy, and time-consuming. Moving your life to a different place is sure to be stressful.

Expatriation can be an adventure and full of risk, although all the risks are coming with tremendous rewards that can be fulfilling.

Preparation and planning enhance the chances of success. The rate of success can be magnified when you have a strong supportive network. So Dubai mover is providing you strong and efficient backup and hustle-free services International movers provide you with the opportunity of shipping of massive to wispy consignments across the border.

Assuming you have some belongings that you’d like to bring, you need to choose between two shipping options: sea or air.

Types of freight:

  • Airfreight is the quicker of the two but it is also considerably more expensive. It’s good for last-minute moves but we don’t advise it if you’ve got time to spare.
  • Sea freight is slower but it also comes at a much lower cost. As long as you’re planning your move well enough in advance, we recommend that you choose ocean shipping. Shipping containers come in two sizes (20ft and 40ft) depending on the amount of stuff you want to take with you. There’s also the option to use only a portion of a container (called Less Than Container Load, or LCL). Your shipping supplier can help you with all of these decisions. Most of our suppliers offer a full door-to-door service, but you should double-check this before agreeing on a price.

Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Copy of passport
  • Visa, if applicable
  • Packing List
  • Detailed Inventory valued in Euro and signed by the owner of the goods
  • Certificate of change of residence by the French Consulate
  • Certificate of Transfer
  • Non-resale attestation
  • Proof of residence in France
  • Bill of lading (express release) / air waybill (AWB)
  • Sales invoices for items purchased within 6 months prior to import

Specific Information

  • The owner of the goods’ presence for Customs clearance is not required.
  • A visa is only necessary if other documentation cannot be provided.
  • The packing list is not required for Customs clearance but is required at the time of delivery
    • A certificate of change of residence by the French consulate must show that the owner of the goods has established primary residence in the origin country for at least 12 months.
      • If less than 12 months abroad, the shipment is subject to more duties and taxes.
  • The certificate of transfer must be on employer letterhead with the date of employment in the origin country and the date of transfer.
    • The certificate of transfer must also show proof of at least 12 months abroad and primary residence in the origin country.
    • This document may not be accepted by all Customs offices for free entry.
  • The non-resale attestation must be completed, dated, and signed by the owner of the goods and must mention a vehicle when applicable.
  • Proof of residence in France, such as last phone, electricity bill, or rental contract (less than 3 months old).
  • Sales invoices must clearly identify items, date, year, and place of purchase.
  • Used household goods in the owner of the goods’ possession or use for at least 6 months are duty-free if the owner of the goods’ primary residence will be in France.
  • If the payment of duties is required, authorization must be obtained from French Customs prior to arrival.
  • For countries outside Europe, items are subject to VAT of 20% plus duties (about 10%).
  • Customs clearance takes approximately 3 to 4 days to clear the effects.
  • For free entry, transfer of primary residence and the owner of the goods must have spent at least 12 months abroad.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Original certificate of title
  • Current vehicle registration
  • Import declaration
  • Copy of vehicle purchase invoice showing taxes paid

Specific Information

  • Customs duties are dependent on the vehicle’s country of origin; however, all imported vehicles are subject to value-added tax (VAT).
  • Duties and taxes are paid when the vehicle is cleared through Customs.
  • The owner of the goods qualifies for duty and tax-free entry if the following conditions are met:
    • They have spent more than 12 months abroad
    • They are transferring primary residence to France
    • They have owned/used the car for at least 6 months prior to shipment


Documents Required

  • Vaccination record
  • Veterinary health certificate

Specific Information

  • Pets must be identifiable through tattoo or electronic identification, such as a microchip.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Alcoholic beverages must be registered and are permitted within the limits indicated by persons 17 years and older as accompanied baggage (include a separate and detailed inventory of each item and an import license/state liquor license may be required):
    • Wine (4 L)
    • Beer (16 L)
    • Alcohol not exceeding 22% alcohol by volume (2 L)
    • Alcohol exceeding 22% alcohol by volume (1 L)
  • Only “Fond de Cave” (15 bottles).
  • Tobacco products are subject to duty or tax payments and can be imported by persons 17 years and older as accompanied baggage.
  • Firearms and weapons (proof of ownership, registration/certificates/licenses are required and must be obtained prior to import).
    • Contact agent for specific information as some weapons are prohibited.
  • Medications for personal use only are permitted.
  • Customs clearance takes approximately 3 to 4 days once the required documentation is obtained.

Prohibited Items

  • Weapons, ammunitions, and explosives
  • Products made from animals (ivory, turtle shell, etc.)
  • Endangered flora and fauna species and products made from them
  • Items protected by the 1973 Washington Convention  (CITES)
  • Narcotics and drugs

Consignment Instructions

Recommended: Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air/sea shipments.

Cultural and Other Information

CIA World Factbook Entry for France

Wikipedia Entry for France

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